On Tuesday, the Florida Gators took yet another step in re-tooling their offensive system with the hire of new offensive coordinator Kurt Roper from Duke. But, as the day ended, they took a bit of a step back as tight end Kent Taylor announced his intention to transfer from Gainesville and head off to the Kansas Jayhawks.
Couldn’t be more excited about my opportunity to go play football for the University of Kansas! #rockchalkjayhawk
— Kent Taylor (@kenttaylor18) December 24, 2013
Taylor was a top recruit in the class of 2012, however his time at the school just hasn’t panned out as the Gators’ offense has suffered through its highly-publicized struggles.
In his first two seasons under Will Muschamp and company, Taylor only caught two passes, although one was a touchdown catch in the loss to Louisville back in January in the Sugar Bowl.
Taylor’s departure marks the sixth offensive transfer this month from Florida, just adding to the difficulty that much more of having to build this offense up.